When Public-Private Partnerships Fail: A Look at Southern Indiana’s I-69 Project

The United States has major transportation infrastructure needs. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the surface transportation sector—defined as highway, public transportation, and rail facilities—will face an investment shortfall of approximately $1 trillion over the next decade. Public-private partnerships (P3s) are often mentioned…

Ballot box battle over clean energy is brewing in three states

Clean energy advocates have their eyes on three states — Michigan, Nevada, and Arizona — where they hope to strengthen renewable energy policies by getting voters to pass citizen-led ballot initiatives. As with previous battles at the ballot box over clean energy, the campaigners are…

A black police officer was fired for confronting Confederate flag wavers

When a group of people in Mississippi, known as the Delta Flaggers, stood outside the state’s new civil rights museum waving Confederate battle flags and Mississippi state flags last weekend, a black Capitol police officer confronted them — and was then fired for it. According…

EVENT ADVISORY: The United States and India: Forging an Indispensable Democratic Partnership

Washington, D.C. — The relationship between the United States and India has become an important priority for both nations and is increasingly important for advancing their shared interests of promoting economic prosperity, security, and democratic institutions. Over the past year, the Center for American Progress organized a…

56 attorneys general push Congress to help sexual harassment victims gain access to the courts

Attorneys general from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories wrote a letter Monday imploring Congress to make the courts more accessible to victims of sexual harassment. The letter, addressed to congressional leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Minority Leader…

Woman Dragged Out of Town Hall for Listing Corporate Donors

–A West Virginia woman named Lissa Lucas testified before the state’s House of Delegates on a matter of gas drilling and was dragged out of the chamber after listing the political donations given to representatives on the committee by lobbyists from oil and gas companies…

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